A decision on a planning application for a knock-down rebuild (KDRB) of a service station in North Lincolnshire has been deferred due to objections by the Environment Agency.

The Neal Group submitted plans to redevelop the Southbank Service Station on Ferriby Road, Barton-upon-Humber.

It applied for permission for “demolition of existing sales building, canopy link, car wash facilities and 9 Ferriby Road, part removal of retaining wall and embankment, erection of new sales building, jet wash bay, retaining walls, extension of forecourt and parking area”.

However, at the latest North Lincolnshire Council planning committee meeting, Phil Wallis, head of development planning, said: “We consulted the Environment Agency on this application because of the new, large petrol tanks. The Environment Agency has asked for much more work to be done.”

Barton Town Council’s planning committee previously objected to the application, commenting: “At peak periods, there is vehicular queuing on the main road to the forecourt of this garage, causing congestion and road safety concerns for the adjacent A15 and mini-roundabout junction."

Other objections were about the large fuel tanks and the demolition of the property on Ferriby Road.